Why Does Our Government Outlaw Front Yard Gardens?

Yet another city is in the news this week for trying to shut down someone’s urban garden, a trend that is as obnoxious as the city is claiming a Florida resident’s garden to be. Obnoxious? That’s right, the cities of South Florida feels that this couple’s front yard garden – which they have had for … Read more

Starting a Summer Garden the Epic Gardening Way

Summer: Time to Garden Like a Boss As I woke up this morning, I knew it was going to be a beautiful day here in San Diego, CA.  The cast iron skillet was sizzling with some heirloom onions and eggs from the farmer’s market and I looked outside my kitchen window to something that horrified … Read more

“I don’t have a green thumb!”…I Call BS.

When people step into my backyard, they see hydroponic setups, soil gardens, and plants everywhere.  It’s often a little overwhelming and sometimes makes me look like some kind of mad plant doctor. People get a little surprised at how much is going on and say, “You must have a green thumb!  I don’t have a … Read more

Building an Urban Farming Business: The Setup and Numbers

Taking the Business Seriously If you haven’t read the first post in this urban farming business series, go back and do that before you continue! In my first post I talked about the business idea and how it got started.  I also talked about how I went out and pitched customers, validated the idea, and even … Read more

Building an Microgreens Business – The Beginning

Making Green by Growing GreensI’ve been experimenting with gardening techniques for about two years now. I started back in 2010 with my brother and Square Foot Gardening, a super-easy method of gardening at home. Funnily enough, I now also work for the author and his non-profit foundation.After SFG, I got into hydroponics and soil-free gardening. … Read more